Here it is, it's 11pm and I'm still up! I've had a day today where I've rebelled against the motherly life that I've lived for the last four months. Today, the routine of it all, the being constantly on call, took its toll. It started with having to get out of the shower (again) with shampoo in my hair while DH was having a sleep-in, to tend to a whinging baby. And it continued from there. I really wanted to go to the library. Not something you can do with a baby. I really need to go shopping for a pair of jeans before Winter arrives. Not something you can do with a baby. I dunno, I just had one of those shitty days.
The relentlessness of it all just got to me. I never knew what other people meant when they talked about the demands of being a parent. I mean, I heard them. I understood what they said. But, until you live it every second, until you don't have a moment to yourself for months on end... well now I understand what they were saying.
DH came to the rescue and minded J for an hour while I went to the library. So I feel better now. But I don't want another early night. I know I'll regret it bright and early tomorrow morning. Oh well, I'll deal with it then.
Anway, Katie has tagged me:
What scrapbook lines/products, etc. do you dislike?
I don’t know that there’s anything that I really dislike. I’ll give most things a go. I’ve had to scrap with stuff that’s not been my style when I’ve worked for design teams or done challenges. And the pages haven’t turned out too bad, much to my surprise.
However, I just did get sent a mountain of fibres. And I do admit to turning them over in my hands and wondering what on earth I was going to do with them. They're somewhere in my stash now. I wonder if I'll ever use them?
What is the hardest thing you have ever had to scrap?
A layout dedicated to my Grandpa, who died when I was a girl. He didn’t want the grandkids to see him in hospital when he was sick, and I didn’t go to his funeral, as I was considered too young. So, I’ve always felt like I didn’t get to say goodbye. I wrote him a big long goodbye, telling him how wonderful I thought he was and all the things I remembered about him that make him special in my memories, and sealed it in an envelope on the page.
I have some journaling done from when we thought my DH was seriously ill a couple of years ago. I remember at the time I was doing a BOM workshop and the topic that week was to scrap a life altering moment. And there I was, right in the middle of one. It was too raw to do at the time. I mean to scrap it one day.
What technique do you use more than anything else?
That’s a hard one for me because I’m such a fickle scrapbooker. I get bored easily and dart from one technique to another. One week I might be “into” bright patterned papers; the next week I’ll feel like dragging out some old heritage photos and do a crazy collage in muted colours; the next layout will be clean and graphic. I wish I had a style. It would be easier. But, then I'd get bored :). I love to try new things. There for a while I inked everything. I don’t so much now, because I have less time. I guess the things that remain fairly constant are stitching, ribbon and handwriting.
What is the smallest scrap of paper you save?
Anything over half a page in size. I used to save lots of smaller pieces but I don't have much space these days.
Have you ever had any scrapbook related injuries?
Needlepricks from stitching, lol.
Finish this sentence, "If I wasn't a scrapbooker/stamper, I would spend my money on..."
Probably now it would be spent on Jamie. All those cute little clothes :). All those toys :).
Give us your best storage or organizational idea.
Who, me? Snigger. I’ll pass on this one.
You just won a week long scrapbooking cruise for 5. Who is going with you?
Oh my goodness. OK, so I don’t offend anyone I actually know by leaving them ashore, here are some USA girls that I’m never ever going to have the good fortune to meet:
Jennifer Johner, Hanni Baumgardner, Lisa McGarvey, Elsie Flannagan, Wilna Furstenberg.
Whew! We'll scrap up a storm. Well they will, and I'll just be stage-struck.
When you received your first publication notification, who did you tell?
I can’t remember! Isn’t that terrible? Probably my Mum, followed by my DH, followed by anyone else who would listen.
After answering the questions, tag four of your buddies
Nyuck, nyuck, nyuck! Returning the favour to Sam Dorn. And Janine, Steph and Katja (who's just started a blog).
That's it from me for tonight.